Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|New Zealand green mussel||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||4+|
- Mussels are filter feeders that strain biological matter from the water, helping to keep it clean.
- Most mussels are farm-raised on ropes hung in the ocean, which does little environmental harm.
- Some farmed and wild mussels are dredged from the seafloor, which can damage the bottom.